1989 Exxon Valdez runs
aground in Prince William Sound spilling 10.8 million gallons of oil.
Animals killed include 250,000 sea
birds, 2,800 sea otters, 300 harbor seals, 250 bald eagles, 22 orcas and
millions of salmon and herring.
Exxon is fined $5 billion in civil court as punitive damages. Punitive damages
overturned on appeal in 2007. For the quarter ending September 30, 2007
ExxonMobil posted a
profit of $9.4 billion.
1994 Scientists estimate
that between 1800 and 1994
118 billion metric tons of carbon has caused naturally alkaline oceans to
become more acidic.
"In the oceans pH is a relatively constant property,
and it has not changed over time scales of hundreds of thousands of years. The
pH changes that are occurring in the oceans today are truly extraordinary." -
Joan Kleypas, scientist National Center for Atmospheric Research
is growing consensus within the scientific community that increasing carbon
dioxide levels will lead to acidification in the ocean, inhibiting the ability
of small animals such as coral, mollusks and some forms
of plankton to form their shells. These creatures are at the bottom of the
oceanic food chain. If they disappear, the oceanic food chain collapses." -
1999 Oil tanker, New Carissa owned by Green Atlas Shipping and
operated by TMM Co. Ltd runs aground off the Oregon coast.
At the time
of the grounding the vessel was empty of cargo, but contained 359,000 gallons
of heavy fuel oil in six tanks and 37,400 gallons of diesel oil in one tank.
200,000 gallons of oil, roughly half, are consumed in the fire lite for
130,000 gallons of oil remaining in the bow section after
the burn is sunk in over 10,000 feet of water 282 miles west of
2001 A fishing vessel sinks in Prince
William Sound, Alaska releasing 35,000 gallons of
diesel fuel into the sound.
Cleanup efforts tapered off after recovering 11,000
January 14, 2006 - hundreds of sea turtles found dead
off the coast of El Salvador
Huge "dead zone" of water so devoid of oxygen that sea life could not live in
it spreads at the mouth of the Mississippi River. It is estimated to be between
4,770 and 6,900 square miles.
Oil from the sunken tanker Prestige, which
sank on November 19, 2002 off the Spanish coast, is still leaking about 80 tons
of oil each day. About 53,000 tons of oil remain in the ship.
Angeles admits liability for over 3,670 sewage spills over the past decade.
2004 An annual occurrence caused by
fertilizer run-off in the Mississippi basin leaves a dead zone of waters
across 5,800 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico.
The dead zone extendes
from the mouth of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana 250 miles
west to near the Texas border and is closer to shore than usual because of
shipping corporation, the
OMI Corp. is fined $4.2 million after pleading guilty to
dumping thousands of gallons of waste oil
and sludge into the sea.
ConocoPhillips will pay $485,000 in fines
for Clean Water Act violations arising from a natural
gas platform in Alaska's Cook
470 violations occurring between 1999 and 2004, mostly
consisting of the dumping of raw sewage into the inlet.
Ocean fisheries have dropped to 10% of their 1950 levels.
'Red' tide of
plankton causes unprecedented closure of shell fish fisheries along the
coast of New England.
disease that had struck over 30% of New England lobsters.
believe that higher ocean temperatures
have caused nearly a third of New England lobsters to become
It is revealed that the American military used the
ocean, up until 1970, as a dump for toxic
The US army, alone, admitted dumping 64 million pounds of nerve
agents and mustard gas, 400,000 chemical filled bombs, and 500 tons of
radioactive toxic waste off the East, Gulf and West coasts of America as well
as around Hawaii and off the coast of Alaska.
The nerve agents,
radioactive toxic waste and other toxic chemical agents could pose a hazard for
The impact of
the chemical dumping has never been studied.
Few scientists knew it
was done, so studies of the decline in sea life have never
focused on the
possibility of leaking
2006 150 dead zones have been
identified in the oceans, 90% of the large fish species have disappeared from
the oceans in the last 50 years, 97% of the elkhorn and staghorn
coral off the coast of
Florida has disappeared since 1975, 75% of the kelp forests off the Southern
California coast have vansihed in the last 50 years and 650 gray whales have
washed up dead or dying along the West Coast in the past seven
Tropical fish are sighted of the coast of New England.
State of California spends $33 million to offset private costs associated with
the dismal salmon fishing season. Catches are
one tenth of past average catches.
zone at the mouth of the Mississippi River is estimated has expanded to
8500 square miles.
British Petroleum agrees to
pay $20 million in fines for pipeline leaks and spills into Alaska Prudhoe
Lack of predators in the ocean makes a lasting impact on Northern
Ireland's only salmon farm.
A swarm 35 feet deep of jelly fish attacks salmon penned in
nets off the Glens of Antrium killing the entire farmed population worth $2
The jelly fish, Pelagia nocticula, is best known for
terrorizing bathers in the Mediterranean Sea.
"It was unprecedented,
absolutely amazing. The sea was red with jelly fish, and there was nothing we
could do about it, absolutely nothing." - John Russell, fish farm managing
Canadian researchers efforts to revive wild salmon populations
that were exposed to sea lice infestations of farmed salmon appear to be
Even though the wild fishery has been closed exposed wild
salmon populations are depressed and declining quickly due to sea lice
405 dead zones, caused by petrochemical
fertilizers, are identified.
The size of dead zones have
roughly doubled every decade since 1960.
ExxonMobil fined $2.64
million for improperly handling and disposing of polychlorinated biphenyls
("PCBs") on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Santa Barbara
A 337 page federal fisheries report shows overwhelming evidence
that the pesticides malathion, diazinon and
chloripyrifos interfere with the ability of wild salmon to find food,
reproduce and swim.
The continued unfettered use of malathion, diazinon
and chloripyrifos by farmers "jeopardized the continued existence" of wild
salmon off the Pacific coast of California, Oregon and
"Measurements of ocean acidification in the US Pacific
Northwest show acidity is rising more than ten times faster than climate models
have predicted." - Jessica Marshall 11/25/08
"Declines in seawater pH
were expected to happen very slowly, so we've been lax in dealing with the
problem, but our study shows ocean acidification may be happening much
quicker." - Timothy Wootton 11/25/08
Gulf of Mexico dead zone size of
Issue of National Geographic magazine it is noted that sea temperatures
in the Atlantic Ocean have risen by one to two degrees Fahrenheit since 1994.
Since 1995 the Atlantic has been producing hurricanes at a pace double
that of previous quarter century.
The rise of sea temperatures in the
Atlantic is directly responsible for the
severity and frequency of
Lower temperatures cause less severe and frequent
hurricanes while higher temperatures create
more severe and frequent
In the analysis presented it was predicted that
hurricanes in the near future could cause much more damage to the region
than hurricanes in the past.
The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal
(MRGO), a 76 mile channel that provides a shorter route between the Gulf of
Mexico and New Orleans's inner harbor, was designed for deep-draft vessels that
cannot fit through canal locks of the global industrial canals.
MRGO, now called the "hurricane highway," was directly responsible for the
storm surge that breached the levies of New Orleans.
the damage done to New Orleans rests in the laps of the US Army Corps of
Engineers and the shipping
concerns that used the MRGO channel.
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